Stevenson third grader becomes 'little angel' by giving to others
By Penni Nugent


Posted on December 28, 2015 6:32 PM



A third grader at Stevenson Elementary School, McKenna Mayhew’s birthday was Dec. 21, the first day of winter. As that date approached, McKenna’s mom, Amber Loyd—while sitting at the kitchen table with her daughter—asked McKenna what she would like to receive for her birthday. 

This special little girl shared with her mom that she knew there would be children around her who might not get any Christmas presents, so this year for her birthday, she would like to provide Christmas presents for some of those children. 

McKenna’s mom contacted Stevenson Family Resources Director Carol Kees, and the process began. Three children were selected from the SES Angel Tree. 

McKenna was so excited that she was able to give a preschool girl a “Baby Alive” and two first grade boys a “monster” truck each! She was also excited they were able to purchase these gifts on “Black Friday” and get some great deals!!  With that said, she gave Mrs. Carol a “high-five”! 

She isn’t aware of to whom the presents were to be given, but she knows they were told that they received these gifts because of a little girl’s birthday wishes! 

Along with McKenna’s gifts, each child received two shirts and 2 pants. Mrs. Kees sent McKenna an early birthday card thanking her for her kind heart and informing her of all the items that would be given to the children. McKenna couldn’t wait, opened her birthday card early, and was thrilled!  She stated she’s hung the card to see and remind her! 

Carol Kees has sponsored the Angel Tree at Stevenson for many years, and this year has been extra special with the selflessness, good-heartedness, and great intentions displayed by this “little angel.”




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